Backlash begins over Pewdiepie’s racist remark on live stream

Backlash begins over Pewdiepie’s racist remark on live stream

Youtubers and general tosspot Pewdiepie is in hot water once again following the use of the “N” word on a live stream. The clip of Felix Kjellberg shows him using the word during the stream and he quickly realised what he had said adding, “I don’t mean that in a bad way.”

This is not the first time he’s got himself into hot water. He was dropped by Disney following a stunt which involved him paying two people to hold up a sign which read “Death to all Jews”. He was also suspended from Twitter for a reference to terrorist group ISIS.

This morning the backlash began with Co-founder of Campo Santo Sean Vanaman (Firewatch) posting the following tweets.

Yes Sean, you are complicit, and so is everyone else who has been pumping cash into this idiot for years. I seriously doubt that there will be any huge response to this from developers who see him a great advertising tool.

Youtubers and streamer do not have to abide by many guidelines which leaves the door wide open to problems such as this latest outburst. As we have seen many, many times before, there is usually a weepy apology from the perpetrator in the form of some video which may involve holding a small cuddly animal to melt out hearts. Two days later all is forgiven and the idiocy continues as they continue to mould their younger audience.

Marketers beware, Pewdiepie is just one of the many so-called “influencers” who will take the money and not think twice about harming your brand by association.

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  • Paul Younger

    Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

    • The Regulator Guy

      He can be pretty funny, but to my taste he’s a little too hyper for long-term viewing.

    • Brek Brekek

      Dear obsolete developers: This is how you stay relevant

    • Kuro12

      The real damage is done by the pretenders like that dev and the herd of parrots that cry, virtue signal and get outraged by pretty much anything these days.
      Racism is bad that goes without saying, but the N word is being used everywhere these days and lots of times people just say it unconsciously.
      There is nothing worser then people who pretend to care when all they do is put a mask on, to pat them selfs on the back with the rest of the parrots.
      Censor the vid, delete it, whatever and move on..jesus.

    • User

      Nobody cares about the N word in music. Hmm.

      Anyone else think it’s worse the dev is going for a big legal takedown than what Pewdie said?

    • Mooki

      “Marketers beware, Pewdiepie is just one of the many so-called “influencers” who will take the money and not think twice about harming your brand by association.

      Wait… I actually found PCinvasion in a search to find one of the few gaming websites who does not follow and support BS SJW ideology…. Now i see this.

      Good bey PCinvasion. This is the absolute last time i visited your site. YOU are the real idiots here.

      • Red Avatar

        Very disappointed to read that nonsense myself. I don’t watch Pewdiepie stuff because he’s too hyper and loud but what he did was not a big deal. I caught myself calling someone by a gay slur myself in anger and I’m absolutely not anti-gay AT ALL. Neither does saying “god damnit” make me religious – it’s a spontaneous outburst that has no thought behind it.

    • logat890

      meh. cmon PCinvasion let’s just ignore this kind of BS news. We already have too many SJW crap game sites.

      • Adept

        Cry some more 4channer.

        • logat890

          some fool got triggered!

    • Adept

      Kick his racist arse to the kerb already.

    • Bleach

      I’d urge other developers & will be reaching out to folks much larger than us to cut him off from the content that has made him a milionaire

      — Sean Vanaman (@vanaman) September 10, 2017

      actual autism, can’t spell millionaire but hopes to “cut off” the biggest youtuber from making content to enlarge his channel